I write stories about how people live and work in the D.C. region and beyond for The Post's Transportation and Development Team.

New lawsuit challenges the use of Dulles Toll Road dollars to pay for the Silver Line

washingtonpost.com — Could Dulles Toll Road users get some of their money back? That's the aim of a recently filed lawsuit that challenges the use of toll road dollars to fund the Silver Line rail project. The 66-page suit was filed in U.S.

Forget the bells and whistles, what transit riders want is good service

washingtonpost.com — Bells and whistles are nice, but what riders want from transit is just good, reliable service. In other words, transit leaders, it's all about the basics, a new report says. And getting those basics right. [Read the report "Who's On Board 2016″] "Who's On Board 2016: What Today's Riders Teach Us About Transit That Works" comes from the TransitCenter.

GM launches new car-sharing service in D.C.

washingtonpost.com — The Washington region's car-sharing options are about to expand. Maven, a car-sharing service launched by General Motors, opens for business Monday in the District offering 40 vehicles in 10 lots scattered throughout the city. Residents and visitors can rent the cars, which range from Chevrolet Volts to Cadillac Escalades, using an app on their smartphones.

New study suggests more anger, aggressive behavior among U.S. drivers

washingtonpost.com — Nearly eight out of 10 drivers in the United States say they have engaged in a least one aggressive driving behavior in the past year, according to a survey released Thursday by the AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety. Among the most alarming findings is the suggestion that bad behavior goes beyond simply honking a horn or yelling at another driver.

We don’t care if you’re one Meowth short of a Pokedex. PokĂŠmon Go and driving don’t mix.

washingtonpost.com — Just in case it's unclear, we're here to remind you: Pokémon Go and driving don't mix. We don't care if you're one Meowth short of a full Pokedex. People have been swept up in the Pokémon Go craze- a viral mobile game in which players have walked into trees and other inanimate objects and occasionally wandered into the street with not-so-great results.

Want to speed up your trip through customs at Dulles Airport? There’s an app for that.

washingtonpost.com — Even while domestic traffic has lagged, international travel through Dulles International Airport has grown significantly. But for some U.S. travelers that has also meant longer lines when moving through customs. To help speed travelers through the lines, officials at Dulles announced this week they are joining a growing number of U.S.

Is The Silver Line To Blame For All Of Metro’s Woes?

dc.citybizlist.com — But the celebration would be short-lived. To make room for the line, Metro reduced service on the Blue Line, angering thousands of riders. New rail cars set to arrive before the line opened did not - leaving fewer trains in reserve when older cars broke down. The result? Worsening service disruptions systemwide.

Is the Silver Line to blame for all of Metro’s woes?

washingtonpost.com — The mood was festive as politicians and fans of all things transit gathered in Reston for the much-anticipated opening of the Metro's Silver Line. The white tent where the official program was to take place was crammed so full that latecomers - or those without the right connections - were pushed to overflow seating.

You’ll soon be able to fly directly to Havana from 10 U.S. cities

washingtonpost.com — Direct service to Cuba from 10 U.S. cities could begin as early as this fall after officials with the U.S. Department of Transportation announced Thursday they have tentatively selected eight U.S. carriers to offer the flights. The much anticipated announcement comes nearly a year after the Obama administration announced it was normalizing relations with the island nation after more than 50 years.

New slugline offers rides from the Franconia-Springfield Metro station to L’Enfant Plaza

washingtonpost.com — In these parts, commuters call it the "original ridesharing" system. Slugging, an informal system whereby folks queue and wait to be picked up by a driver headed their way has been around for decades. And now it's gaining new prominence as commuters scramble for ways around station closures and delays associated with Metro's massive rebuilding program, SafeTrack.
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Jul 23, 2016

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Jul 22, 2016

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Jul 22, 2016

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